Obamacare’s Great Gift: Clarification

Thank you, Mr. President. Some of us weren’t sure until recently. But now, thanks to the clarity provided by your Administration’s HHS Mandate, we can see clearly now, the rain is gone. Or like Elizabeth Scalia put’s it in her post over at First Things, and in good ol’ American English: Dude…we are church! [Read more...]

The HHS Mandate Petition Catches Air, and User Tips UPDATED

What started out as a little fledgling, struggling to get airborne, has morphed into a bird that the atmosphere is struggling to contain. If signatures on a petition are equated to knots of indicated airspeed, this is what she looks like as of now.

SR-71 Blackbird, "Velocitus Incalculus"

That’s because as of 10:00 AM (EST), 2,524 brave, patient, and persistent, people have signed the petition. Bravo Zulu, folks! The White House website isn’t the most intuitive, nor does it like Google Chrome very much. If you’ve had problems signing the petition, and can’t figure out why it won’t let you, try Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer. [Read more...]

Verily, The Catholic Cradle Doth Rock

Have you seen Junior’s grades? Heh. Yeah, I have.

You know I love “the Kid,” Marc Barnes, right? If you weren’t aware of that, you are now. When he said he was working on a post and needed the Latin for “Don’t Tread On Me,” I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. Here is his An Open Letter To President Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures). It reads like the video below sounds, which is to say, AWESOME! [Read more...]

The HHS Mandate: Now it’s Personal.

Oh, you thought the HHS Mandate would only apply to the big Catholic institutions? But what about Catholic small business owners who provide health insurance to their employees? Julie Davis of Happy Catholic, explains the Catch-22 the Mandate willfully creates.

It’s Not the Contraceptives, Stupid

If you think so, that is just a load of egregious twaddle. Speaking of which, Joanne McPortland can help disavow you of that notion.

Best. 2012. March for Life. Video. Ever.

Courtesy of the “the Kid,” Marc Barnes. Let’s make it go viral, ya’ll. Only 6 views so far?! LAUNCH!

Because he’s bad, but in a good way.

Another Catholic Blogger You Should Follow

Fellow Patheos Catholic Portal blogger Max Lindenman sings the praises of Joanne McPortland, and you know what? So will I. Not that you need my approval or anything, but you have my express permission to follow her blog, which she christened Egregious Twaddle, and just recently broke out of mothballs. [Read more...]

Señor Santo Niño Comes To My Neck of the Woods

In the photograph above, you see the original Señor Santo Niño statue that Ferdinand Magellan gave to the Rajah Humabon and his wife Humamay when he arrived in Cebu in the Philippines. The Rajah and his wife, see, became Catholics and allies of Spain. Sure, there was intrigue and trickery, alliances and bloodshed along the way, and in the Philippines, Magellan would lose his life. [Read more...]

“The Kid” Got Mentioned in the Wall Street Journal

I’m talkin’ bout the Boy Wonder, aka the Bad Catholic, Marc Barnes. Jonathan Fitzgerald of Patrol: A Review of Religion and the Modern World, mentioned Marc in an Op-Ed piece that the WSJ is running today. Go check it out. It’s all about the nonsensical video that went viral. You know the one.

Bravo Zulu kid! And the same to John Fitzgerald too.

A Reader Writes, and “The Kid” Delivers

An e-mail popped into my box this morning from a reader.

Hi there.  I am a convert to Catholicism.  I converted in 1996.  In the last 2.5 years I have had a re-conversion of sorts.  My family that I grew up in are Southern Baptists and are devout.  They occasionally send me things I feel are a little passive aggressive in nature attacking the way I practice my faith. (rosary, daily mass, saints, etc)  Here is the latest thing they sent me: [Read more...]


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